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Director of Exhibits

Company: Kohl Childrens Museum
Location: Glenview
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Hours: Full-time

Reports To: Vice President of Programs

FLSA Status : Exempt

Hours : Full-time, occasional weeknight and weekend hours

The Director of Exhibits establishes the department goals and objectives in alignment with the museum’s strategic plan, mission and vision; directs the activities of the department staff; prepares and manages the department budget; and collaborates with the Museum management team to support the operation of the facility and its mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Direct day-to-day operations of the Museum’s Exhibits Department, overseeing exhibit design, fabrication, maintenance, repair, and exhibit safety

Establish and direct implementation of long- and short-range exhibit goals, objectives, and procedures in coordination with the Vice-President of Programs and other advisory groups

Coordinate and supervise the work of Exhibit Technicians

Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate exhibit staff

Oversee exhibit budget: prepare annual budget and action plans; determine and approve expenditures

Direct traveling exhibits, secure venue bookings, direct travel and shipping, supervise all communication and client requests, which may require domestic and/or international travel

Direct incoming traveling exhibits (3 per year) inclusive of scheduling, shipping, installation, condition reporting, and maintenance

Participate in the development, design, planning, and production for new exhibits or exhibit components

Complete monthly and yearly reports; maintain exhibit database, files and contacts

Collaborate with Education, Visitor Experience, Marketing/PR, Development and External Affairs departments with regard to exhibits and exhibit spaces

Attend Operations and Safety Committee Meetings and Management Meetings as well as Museum trainings as needed

Assist with building security as necessary to access facility

The successful candidate will possess the following:

Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Design or related field

Minimum of 3 years of management experience

5-7 years’ experience working in a Museum or nonprofit environment, preferred

Strong knowledge of exhibit fabrication methods, tools, equipment and materials

Skill in assembly and repair of wood, metal, plastic and some electrical

Knowledge of safe operation of aerial lift equipment and ability to work up to 25 feet above ground to replace and position exhibit lighting

Ability to interpret scaled diagrams, follow oral and written instructions

Excellent communication skills – both oral and written

Excellent organization skills – including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Strong initiative and self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as in a team setting

Ability to motivate staff and delegate projects

Valid driver’s license, own vehicle and good driving record

Physical Activities include:

Customary office-related activities: standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, seeing

Moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds)

The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage; 401k, life and disability insurances; paid vacation, sick and personal holidays and a work-life balance culture.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates can submit a resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to Human Resources at jobs@kcmgc.org .

Kohl Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

or send your resume to:

Kohl Children’s Museum

Attn: Human Resources

2100 Patriot Boulevard

Glenview, IL 60026-8018

Kohl Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location The Museum is closed for these holidays:

New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Now OPEN with our “Kohl Kids Live” small-group discovery sessions in Habitat Park. Advance tickets required . Museum exhibits remain temporarily closed.

Keywords: Kohl Childrens Museum, Glenview , Director of Exhibits, Other , Glenview, Illinois

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